Posted: November 9, 2018 1:12:13
The new report by Internet Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation found that while the rate of Internet access growth was worldwide, India escaped by price slippage. This means cheaper access to the cat of videos, among other attractive things. This is clearly a product of healthy market competition, but it also attaches the report to infrastructure growth, good policy-making and the role of TRAI, which created an open access system for measuring service quality.
Indeed, India had an advantage over developed countries because it had less abandoned write-off systems and could directly touch mobile Internet. The competition caused by the disruptive entry of Reliance Jio ensured that access prices were falling, while transparent measurements ensured quality maintenance. Voice, however, was a different story, with dial drops becoming a regular nemesis. An analysis of affordable Internet growth would not have influenced this.
The WWW Foundation study is based on purchasing power, comparing the price of 1 GB of data compared to the average income of households. India has the fastest drop, indicating an increase in affordability, and the lowest in other Asian countries, such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Vietnam. There is room for improvements that are actually needed around the world. Despite the global communications boom, one in every two people is still offline, most of which are disconnected in developing countries, whether they are small or both. It is expected that the radius of the radius will be bridged by 2016, but it seems to be achievable only next year. The digital divide is a continuation of old inequalities, a huge loss of human capital, and the anticipation of the right to be heard and questioned. And it can be repaired only by accessing affordable prices.
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